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November 23, 2015

Maine in Winter : A Wonderland for Your Motor Coach Tour to Ogunquit

Maine Motor Coach Inspirations
Maine Motor Coach Inspirations

At the Meadowmere Resort our hotel in Ogunquit Maine brings four seasons of adventure to Motor Coach Tours visiting Maine.  With over thirty years of experience in welcoming Motor Coach Tours the Meadowmere has a bus load of itinerary selections throughout the year.  As we welcome in 2016 we invite you to join us for a winter wonderland full of astounding attractions and unsurpassed pricing to fit your budgeting needs.

With rates starting as low as the winter temperatures, we’re convinced your Winter Tour of Maine will be a success.  Our hotel in Ogunquit offers onsite motor coach parking, personal welcome reception, and onsite amenities that will amaze your customers include Indoor Pool, Movie Room, State of the art fitness center, Steam and Sauna Rooms, Indoor and Outdoor Jacuzzi’s all at one low price.  

And of course a bus load of ideas!  Here are our Top Winter Wonderland Itinerary Inspirations for the upcoming season.

December 2015 brings our favorite time of the year with the Annual Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport, Maine voted HGTV’s #2 Christmas Town in America.  Followed by Ogunquit’s very own Annual Christmas by the Sea Festival - these festivals honor a holiday tradition and have been motor coach friendly from the start with many group tours joining us year after year.

January 2016 launches with the Annual New Year’s Day Lobster Dip in Old Orchard Beach a tradition for over 25 years this charitable Maine event has raised tens of thousands of dollars statewide to support the Maine Special Olympics – join the support as you watch the daring plunge into the chilly waters of the great North Atlantic Ocean.  An easy drive north to Bath Maine brings you the Annual Bath Antique Show and Sale featuring over 60 exhibitors displaying the best in country and formal antiques for a day full of history and shopping. 

February 2016 hits home with the Wells Reserve Snow Day where the lively in your group will enjoy snowshoeing and cross country skiing beside the wintry coast of Maine along Laudholm Farms 7 miles of trails while the rest of the bunch take in the live music, bonfire and hot cocoa in Wells, Maine.  Down town Kennebunk opens their winter festival with an Ice Skating Party at the Water House Center featuring a fire juggler and DJ.  The events continue with Soup Contest, Figure Skating Demo’s, Wagon Rides and the Variety Show for a fun filled weekend!  The 28th Annual Home and Garden Show Kicks off with over 180 exhibitors showcasing the very best in home décor and gardening alongside the Artisan Marketplace full of unique crafts and the Meet the Chefs Cooking Series full of great tips, recipes and delicious tastings.

March 2016 as the winter season winds down Maine Restaurant week brings in the month with discount meal prices at favorite restaurants throughout the state to ensure your group tour enjoys the best culinary finds at even better prices!  The Annual Maine Boat show pays tribute to our history with a gathering of the finest custom boat builders from the East Coast.  A showcase of the artistry of wooden and fiberglass boat building from canoe’s to sailboats meet the creators of these magnificent designs.  And of course March is full of Maple as the taps begin to pour Maine Maple Sunday offers maples tours, demonstrations, loads of pancakes and maple goodies throughout the state visit one or many of the local farms holding true to the tradition of Maple tapping and enjoy the sweet harvest.

For additional suggestions or to experience the Wonders of Maine please contact Meadowmere’s Sales Team!

November 19, 2015

Meadowmere Resort : There’s No Place like Home at our Ogunquit Hotel

Meadowmere - Home Away from Home
Meadowmere - Home Away from Home

As the famous quote of America's most known film goes, “There’s no place like home”. The staff at Meadowmere is delighted to be an annual vacation for so many of our guests.  To be noted as a home away from home by our guests is a tribute to our staff who truly go above and beyond to ensure your stay with us is meaningful and memorable.  Whether you’re here for a vacation, a celebration or relaxation our team at the Meadowmere is always ready to welcome you with a smile.  Here are a few of their stories from just this week:

A guest came down to the desk one morning hoping to purchase a newspaper so that her husband could continue his morning routine of the crossword puzzles.  As all the newspapers had sold out Hannah apologized and offered to print out the puzzles online.  The guest was delighted with this solution.

Lauren was at the front desk one morning when one of our return guests came down sobbing due to a family emergency back home.  Straight away Lauren adjusted her reservation, offered assistance with their luggage and sent a sympathy card to her house from the Meadowmere Family.

November 16, 2015

Turkey Talk: Top Places to Celebrate Thanksgiving near our Ogunquit hotel

Top Ten Turkey Eats from our hotel in Ogunquit
Top Ten Turkey Eats from our hotel in Ogunquit

Let's talk turkey. It’s no fairy tale that there is a sort of magic in the air around the holidays. And it's not just because of the great smells of home cooking. Perhaps it because Thanksgiving and Christmas fall so closely together that we all welcome the sentiment of the holidays.  It’s a time of the year to stop and think about others.  To donate toys to less fortunate, to search for the perfect gift for a loved one for Christmas.  And on Thanksgiving it’s a time of reflection – the traditional inner question of “What am I thankful for?”  The vast majority of us are thankful to have our families and our friends – as life flows through the years it teaches us that these relationships are the most important.  The tradition of coming together for quality time with loved ones seems to put a sparkle in the air.

Turkey Day is here again and at our hotel in Ogunquit we welcome the tradition of families gathering at Meadowmere to enjoy yet another Thanksgiving Dinner in New England.  There are countless dinner preparations across America as we all carry on our own traditions – the most common ingredient of course is the Turkey.  Roasted Turkey, Deep-Fried Turkey or Smoked Turkey which ever you prefer - served ‘round the dinner table with family and friends.  Yup that’s what Thanksgiving is really about. 

At the Meadowmere Resort we’re honored to be a part of Family Traditions year round and during the Holiday Season.  Our family operated resort offers warm hospitality with state of the art amenities for all ages to enjoy.  Whether your Maine family vacation falls on Thanksgiving or around Turkey Day our hotel in Ogunquit is here to share where you can find the best Turkey Eats in Southern Maine!

Top Six Turkey Eats from our hotel in Ogunquit

1.  Warm up for Lunch with Village Food Market’s Tuscan Turkey Panini with roasted red peppers, spinach, basil mayo on a multi-grain foccacia.

2.  Hopps into Cornerstone for Maine’s greatest selection of craft beer and enjoy their Lanewood Hearth Baked Sandwich featuring Turkey Bacon, avocado, aged cheddar, arugula and roasted red pepper aioli all heated up in the wood burning hearth.

3. The Maine Diner offers you Thanksgiving any day of the year with their Roast Turkey, sausage stuffing and all the trimmings at this iconic restaurant featured on “Diners Dives and Drive Ins”

4. Ogunquit’s own diner offers memories of Thanksgivings past with their Hot Open Faced Turkey Sandwich oven roasted turkey a top Sourdough Bread and smothered with gravy.  A favorite recipe for Turkey Day leftovers at Bessie's Diner!

5. A taste of turkey breast and homemade stuffing is offered year round at the Bull n Claw with their LiteBite options perfect for any budget!

6. In addition to Turkey Burgers and Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Duffy’s in Kennebunk, Maine offers their Turkey Cobb Salad year round topped with bacon, blue cheese crumbles, tomato’s and egg.

Turkey Day isn’t all about the Turkey so we’re going to throw in On the Marsh and their Butternut Squash Ravioli – it’s fitting right?  Cooked with Sage Brown Butter, Caramelized Onions, Bourbon Pears, Parmesan and Walnuts you’ll have to give this twist on the classic side a try.

November 12, 2015

An Ogunquit Hotel Tradition - Meadowmere Guest Appreciation

Meadowmere Family Tradition
Meadowmere Family Tradition

At the Meadowmere we’re thrilled to be hosting our Fall Guest Appreciation Weekends full of familiar faces and friendly smiles.  Since we began this tradition years ago it has grown into a favorite event for all our employees.  A weekend full of charity and welcoming back guests that have become part of the Meadowmere Family and the tradition of Maine’s beautiful place by the sea!  Our staff is always here to welcome all of our guests with warm Maine Hospitality – here are a few of their stories:

Our Honeymoon Suites were sold out this weekend!  With the warmth of an in-room fireplace and a tempting double jacuzzi tub it's no surprise that these are guest favorite's year round.

As one of our guests was getting ready for her wedding along with the wedding party they quickly realized a few extra mirrors would be a huge help.  Liz collected a bunch including full sized mirrors and brought them right up to ensure everyone looked stunning on this special day!

Janet was cleaning one of our Honeymoon Suites when the guest mentioned they Loved the large flat screen TV in the living room and were spending most their time on the couch.  She offered to make it a bit more comfy and brought up some spare pillows and blankets for them to cuddle up with!

A special Thanksgiving Wish from our Ogunquit hotel: Meadowmere Gives Thanks

A special Thank You from Meadowmere
A special Thank You from Meadowmere

This Thanksgiving at our hotel in Ogunquit Maine we give thanks to all of the guests who joined us over the past year.  We thank you for supporting our Family Hotel by joining us for your Ogunquit vacation to Maine’s coast.  We thank you for the great comments you shared with us that allow us to keep growing and exceeding your expectations.  And most of al,l we thank you for having fun, sharing your memories and allowing our staff to do what they do best each and every day.  Here are a few of their stories from this week:

Janet was cleaning a guests room when they mentioned that the picture on their TV wasn't quite right.  Although she wasn't familiar with how to change the settings on the new TV's she was able to get one of our maintenance techinicians there right away to fix the resolution.

Lauren was at the front desk when a guest let her know she was having difficulty printing her boarding pass, Lauren oftered to give her a hand and was able to get the guest checked in on line and the boarding pass printed.

 

 

As always we look forward to another wonderful season in 2016 and can’t wait to welcome you back to Meadowmere.   

November 05, 2015

Plan to Relax at Our Ogunquit Hotel: The 4 R’s of Hospitality

Meadowmere Means Relaxation
Meadowmere Means Relaxation

Rest. Relax. Restore.  Repeat. 

At our hotel in Ogunquit Maine we pride ourselves on offering a relaxing rest to restore your mind, body and spirit.  Featuring Spa services from Southern Maine's #1 Day Spa, Therapeutic Roman Spa and a staff to ensure your vacation is free of stress, the Meadowmere is here for you each time you escape to Maine!  Here are a few stories from our staff from just this week:

A first time guest was checking with Michelle when a problem with his credit card arose.  With all the added security these days Michelle offered the guest a phone to call his credit card company to verify he was traveling.  While the guest was on hold with his provider they got to chatting and he mentioned they were just married and touring New England for their honeymoon.  Once his credit card company was resolved he and his new wife headed up to one of our Luxury Suites to enjoy a bit of relaxation.  Michelle sent up a congratulations card, bottle of wine and a Meadowmere cork screw as a gift to the newlyweds.

As Noah was making his rounds along the hotel grounds he noticed a few of our guests pulling in had a broken taillight.  After alerting the guests he offered to assist them with their luggage they were so pleased for the assistance.

One of our guests was headed home after a visit to the Meadowmere.  But before he pulled out of the parking lot he ran out of gas.  Andy our trusty maintainance man filled him up enough to get to the gas station. Talk about full service!

November 02, 2015

Best Places in Maine for Holiday shopping this November

 

Top Seaside Villages for shopping in Maine
Top Seaside Villages for shopping in Maine

At our hotel in Ogunquit we offer the perfect starting point for all your shopping needs.  Our hotel is minutes from the best shopping in Maine. With holiday stress just around the corner why not stop in for a relaxing retreat while checking off your Christmas Shopping List? 

The friendly Meadowmere staff is ready with Coupon passes to the Kittery Outlets less than 12 miles south of our hotel in Ogunquit.  You’ll find over 120 famous name outlet stores including Banana Republic, J. Crew, OshKosh and Calvin Klein as well as unique shops like the Kittery Trading Post, Yummies and Maximus Hobby Shop.  The Freeport Outlets are just an hour to the north and home to L.L. Bean’s flagship store as well as a number of brand name outlet stores along the historic streetscapes.

Following a day of exploring Maine’s Outlet Stores we urge you to take pause in the salt water hot tub, designed specifically for our guests the therapeutic Roman Spa features swirling jets, waterfall, warmth and the healing benefits of salt water - a combination that creates absolute relaxation. 

Of course Southern Maine has more to offer than the branded outlets of Kittery and Freeport.  The delightful seaside villages amid the outlets present charming gift shops only found in Maine.  Here are our Top Seaside Villages for November shopping in Maine: 

At the most beautiful place by the sea (Ogunquit Maine that is…) shops like Revelations, Spoiled Rotten, On the Main and Calluna present unique gifts such as natural personal care sets, fine jewelry, clothing, candles the stuff that everyone loves.  They also feature items a bit more Mainely with Lobster Love Onsies, Local Art and Nautical favorites and a stroll along the quaint village of Ogunquit leads to Marginal Way the famous footpath set along the rocky coast with views you just can’t find anywhere else.

With notable sea captains homes lining the streets combine a day of shopping beside the sea with Maine history in Kennebunkport, our neighbor to the north.  At the popular shops Saxony Imports, Minka, Best of Everything and Beach Grass you’re sure to find something for any budget.  Maine gifts include Vitamin Sea Scented Candles, Whales Tail Cutting board even a lobster paper towel holder… oh the creativity to be found in Southern Maine!

Heading to the south, York Maine is just moments away from our hotel in Ogunquit and on route to the Kittery Outlets.  Here you’ll find Stonewall Kitchen with jams and goodies loved by all, a gift certificate to their cooking school will surely please the person on your list who already has everything.  Knight’s Quilt shop, Woods to Goods and Eldridge Bait and Tackle offer that perfect niche to add that special touch for the extraordinary loved one on your list be it crafter or fishing fanatic.  

And just in case the pools, hot tubs, state of the art fitness center, spa services and pub offerings end up distracting you from your shopping list – We’ve got you covered.  The Meadowmere Resort offers gift certificates to cover fitness day passes, over night escapes even package specials, so no matter the budget giving the gift of the Meadowmere is sure to spread relaxation this holiday season!

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